Mastic Beach, NY - June 16, 2015 - William Floyd High School students swept the top three spots in New York State Assemblyman Dean Murray’s student photography contest, which requested pictures of places, events and activities that showcased students’ schools and hometowns. William Floyd students also received two honorable mention awards. Entries were judged by a panel looking at content, photographic competence and other artistic factors. The honored student photography was on display at Brookhaven Town Hall during a congratulatory reception hosted by Assemblyman Murray.
The students recognized with top honors were: Anika Siddeque, 12th grade, first place; Matthew Towle, 10th grade, second place; RC Coy, 10th grade, third place; Kaitlyn Coleman, 10th grade, honorable mention; and Briana Alvarez, 12th grade, honorable mention.
For her first-place entry, Anika Siddeque and her parents have been invited to be Mr. Murray’s guest in Albany during an upcoming session of the New York State Assembly. They will be given a guided tour of the historic Capitol Building and have access to the Assembly Chamber to take pictures during a live session of the Legislature.
Pictured: Participating students in attendance at Assemblyman Murray’s Student Photography Contest reception from left to right are Michelle Descalzo, Skylar Gibbs, Assemblymann Murray, Anika Siddeque, RC Coy, Kaitlyn Coleman and William Floyd High School photography teacher Dale Luongo. Not pictured: Matthew Towle and Brianna Alvarez.